Touring Windshield

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Touring Windshield

Post by Nonstop » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:23 pm

I'm planning on substantial touring this Spring (2015).... I would like to find out the best wind shield to help reduce wind shudder and turbulence for the passenger....Riding 1989 GL 1500.......any experiences and comments would be appreciated...

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by joeincalif » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:51 am

Tulsa makes a bigger windshield, also the wind wings that mount under the mirrors help a lot.

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by triwing » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:20 am

Have a Tulsa on my 91 for about 135,000 of 140,000 trouble free, noise free miles, & sheds water like a duck. Great investment, have one on my 87 as well, same great results.

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by tfdeputydawg » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:05 pm

You need to look at the F4 line up of shields.
I have the +4 tinted/vented and it is the best shield I ever had on any bike and I've tried several!

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by Nonstop » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:21 pm

Thanks for the replies....the information is very helpful and informative.... I'm going to try to find some riders around here that I may be able to double up with to see which is the best configuration......I'm sure that the addition of "wings" will help also.....again Thanks for the replies...

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:34 pm

The Tall Tulsa is your best bet, particularly in reducing buffeting for the passenger.

The hand wings make a huge difference. In hotter weather, my Tall Tulsa does not give much airflow to the rider, so it can get a little warm. The hand wings bring in a tremendous amount of cooling air. In the cold weather, they make a big difference in keeping the cold air away from you. I have both hand wings and regular wind wings, but if I could have only one, it would be the hand wings.

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by Nonstop » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:12 pm

THANK YOU for taking the time to reply....After decades of not riding...I'm returning and making an attempt to do some long distant touring with a beautiful redhead......but she doesn't particularly enjoy the buffeting of a shorten standard windscreen......sssooooooooo After reading and researching plus a number of rider interviews, it appears that the "Tulsa Tall" is going to be the choice......I really appreciate your input....and have happy and safe riding...!!!

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by Wingsconsin » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:55 pm

The Tall Tulsa will work the best for the passenger.

UN-mentioned benefits to the Tulsa
1) Better MPG - My buddy rides an identical 1500 and he has the F4+4 and I ALWAYS get better fuel economy
About an average of 3 MPG.

2) Rain will wick off almost completely if you keep it clean with some approved cleaning product (not Windex nor Rainex)
At 50 MPH the rain will run up and off nearly completely aiding in your visibility..
Unfortunately that same water will try to come over the top of the shield and drop onto your legs.

3) Get one with a vent so you can equalize pressure behind the shield helps create a less windy feel on your or the co-riders back as the wind slips over the top and tries to circulate back into the low pressure zone behind the screen.
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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by minimac » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:45 pm

To keep water from running up and dropping on your lap-on any windshield- I use a piece of automotive door edging. It's split and will fit over the edge of the windshield. It works well, is cheap(every wally world carries it) and if you get the chrome one, looks fancy!

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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:33 pm

I have a Tulsa +4 and when getting on and off the bike, HATE it ! BUT when riding, it is a very good to great windscreen. I am going to do the door edge guard trick too, but am going to use clear door edge guard not chrome.
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Re: Touring Windshield

Post by Nonstop » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:33 pm

THANKS AGAIN FOLKS for the input and advice......ordering the Tulsa Tall today........Way back in the day of Vetter Fairings, I bought one of the first GL 1000's to make it to the U.S. "Purdy Red Thang" was....We had to "dress out" the bikes ourselves... I had the thick wide door stripping that was a clip on and put on with a kept EVERYTHING from coming over the top of the windscreen....including rocks, tire rubber, migrating bee swarms and "JUNE BUGS"....I managed to test each one these....
Again Thanks for the input.../

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